The Downtown Garland area represents a unique opportunity to accommodate a variety of market-supportive land uses, within both a newly developed and redeveloped environment. From the City's perspective, Downtown Garland is the community's best opportunity to leverage recent public investments and create demand for:
A robust transit-oriented development in an authentic, historic, small-town, urban setting
An expanded educational component with complementary retail and residential space
A continued hub for City services
New live-work and other urban residential products
Destination, specialty retail and lively, well-programmed public spaces
Garland's Central Business District (employment base)
DART light rail station and developing TOD
Historic building stock for potential use
Ample vacant/underutilized parcels
Performing Arts Center and civic uses
DCCCD Richland College Garland Campus
Market Opportunity: Short- to Mid-Term
As shown, market potential within the Downtown Garland Catalyst Area suggests demand for office space, supported by retail and residential ownership and rental uses. This Area represents a short- to mid-term (1 to 4 years) redevelopment opportunity.
The City uses its scarce public bond funds to faciliate the development and redevelopment of Garland. A number of important projects have been completed and are currently underway. Follow this link for more information on the Capital Improvement Plan.